Have you had a chance to join your Operation CrossGen friend on his or her turf yet? Hung out where he hangs out, engaged in an activity she feels strongly about? Tell us about it. What did you learn?
Now, it’s equal time time. Invite your OCG friend into your world. Spend some time together doing something that is very much a part of your world, whether a hobby or a difficult task or a cause or a mundane part of life. Afterward, debrief with your OCG friend about the experience and be share your experience with all of us.
If at all possible, try to get together in person this week, to visit eye-to-eye, face-to-face. If you two already do that or if your OCG friend lives far away, try to set up a conversation using a different format than usual. If you’ve been communicating by text, go for email or instant messaging or a phone call. Just mix up the communication style a little. Check in with your friend, find out what’s happening in their world this week. The point this week is simply to go higher or lower-tech than usual. Tell us how it went, here or on our Operation CrossGen Facebook page, where you can ask to join the OCG group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1807754132808636/.
And get ready. Our next two challenges will involve doing an activity together. The next challenge is coming May 31.
OCG Challenge #7
Ask your inter-generational friend, “What cause or issue is important to you? What is an area of the world or of life where you wish you could make a difference?”
Listen well to the answer. This answer might lead you and your friend to some shared activity later this year. So hang onto this one. Share your findings with us here or on our Operation CrossGen Facebook page, where you can ask to join the OCG group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1807754132808636/
Read more on our website: www.entrust4.org/OCG
OCG Challenge #6
Ask your cross-generational friend: How has my generation helped or hindered you financially? How can my generation, or I personally, be more helpful to you in the area of finances?
Ask your OCG friend. Listen without retort, but seek to understand. You might pick up a cue about an underlying felt-need. Your friend may speak in generalities, but listen for specifics. Ask clarifying questions and be willing to engage in conversation about the topic depending upon your friend’s response.
Share your findings with us here or on our Operation CrossGen Facebook page, where you can ask to join the OCG group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1807754132808636/
Read more on our website: www.entrust4.org/OpCrossGen
Ask your OCG friend, “What does my generation need to learn from your generation?”
For more info about Operation CrossGen and previous challenges.
Ask your OCG friend, “How could a person of my generation be most helpful to a person of your generation?” Or, put another way, “What is something you’d like to see my generation do on behalf of your generation?”
For more info about Operation CrossGen and previous challenges, go to www.entrust4.org/opportunties/operationcrossgen.